Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan prevented Wigan from staging an incredible comeback by saving Jordi Gomez's last-minute penalty to earn Bolton a point.

The hosts looked to be heading for victory after on-loan forward Lukas Jutkiewicz scored in the first half from Robert Hall's free-kick.

But Wigan midfielder Nick Powell smashed home with two minutes left.

Callum McManaman won a penalty in time added on after Alex Baptiste's foul but Bogdan denied neighbours Wigan victory.

Wigan on course for season finale

The Latics have lost only three of their last 25 games in all competitions

With Reading also drawing, Uwe Rosler's Wigan side missed out on a chance to move clear of their play-off rivals.

But they are still five points clear of seventh-placed Nottingham Forest, with a game in hand.

Bolton, who are 10 points clear of the relegation zone, began the game at a flying pace with Hall at the heart of most of their endeavour.

It was not all one-way traffic, though, and the Latics could have scored through both Emmerson Boyce and Marc-Antoine Fortune had it not been for heroic blocks from David Wheater and Jay Spearing.

A magnificent assist from Hall then saw Bolton take the lead. The former West Ham winger's free-kick was curled perfectly into the danger area and just needed the slightest touch from Jutkiewicz to beat Ali Al-Habsi.

They then almost doubled their advantage before half-time, with Liam Trotter off target.

Wigan were then fortunate to keep 11 players on the pitch. Trotter broke clear before last man Leon Barnett brought him down on the edge of the penalty area. Referee Darren Drysdale, though, only chose to award the defender a booking.

Al-Habsi kept his side in the game with a string of saves before Powell smashed in a late equaliser from Martyn Waghorn's cutback.

Had Gomez converted from the spot following Baptiste's foul, it would have been harsh on Bolton.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman on referee Darren Drysdale's decision to only book Leon Barnett for a foul on Liam Trotter:

"I don't like criticising referees and I thought he had a good match today but I was very, very disappointed by the decision he made.

"It was a decision which gave them that little bit of hope to get back in the game in the end.

"It's a difficult match for referees and I'm not one to criticise them because I know how difficult their job is, but I just can't get my head around the decision.

"He's through on goal and it's just a very poor decision. On the replay it's even worse."

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

"It was very important to get something out of today's game.

"Should I be happy? Should I be disappointed? I don't know.

"We had some experienced players out there who couldn't handle the derby situation and got nervous after they scored.

"Today we are disappointed in ourselves. We should have played a lot better from the start. As a ball-playing team we should have been better on the ball and at times we didn't cope with the physical side of things."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 03 Hutton
  • 05 Ream
  • 44 Kamara Booked
  • 12 Knight
  • 31 Wheater
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong
  • 06 Spearing Booked
  • 29 Jutkiewicz (Beckford - 87' )
  • 17 Trotter (Baptiste - 79' Booked )
  • 11 Hall (Moritz - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Beckford
  • 14 Moritz
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 30 Robinson
  • 41 Threlkeld
  • 43 Kellett

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 24 Perch
  • 22 Beausejour Booked
  • 31 Tunnicliffe (Collison - 58' )
  • 17 Boyce
  • 25 Barnett Booked
  • 33 Waghorn Booked
  • 16 McArthur (Powell - 70' )
  • 32 Fortuné
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 11 McClean (McManaman - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Nicholls
  • 15 McManaman
  • 19 Powell
  • 21 Ramis
  • 29 Maynard
  • 30 Kiernan
  • 34 Collison
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 18,853

Match Stats

Shots

21 14

On target

8 6

Corners

10 9

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +5:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +5:08

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

90:00 +4:51

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

90:00 +4:41

Penalty saved! Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

90:00 +3:56 Booking

Booking Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:23

Penalty Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +3:23

Penalty conceded by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +1:08

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jordi Gómez with a cross.

90:00 +0:29 Booking

Booking Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:24

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:24

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

88:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 1. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

86:56

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Alan Hutton tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

86:36

Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

86:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

84:55 Booking

Booking Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:47

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

84:47

Medo (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:06

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

83:02

Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

82:06

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:06

Foul by Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers).

82:00

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André Moritz.

81:32

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

81:02

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

81:02

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Alex Baptiste replaces Liam Trotter.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Robert Hall.

76:17

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:17

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

75:02

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tim Ream.

73:50

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Medo.

72:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70:26

Delay in match Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

70:22

Delay in match James Perch (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

70:06

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

70:06

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces James McArthur.

67:24

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross following a corner.

66:47

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

66:46

Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Medo.

65:11

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tim Ream.

65:03

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross.

62:42

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

62:31

Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:49

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

61:48

Attempt saved. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

61:15

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

61:13

Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:42

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

60:42

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:40

Attempt blocked. Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

57:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jack Collison replaces Ryan Tunnicliffe.

56:27

Attempt missed. Medo (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

55:54

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

55:05

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:05

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

53:21

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Callum McManaman.

53:19

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:09 Booking

Booking Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:18

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

51:18

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:37

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

50:36

Attempt saved. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean Beausejour with a cross.

49:45

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:45

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

49:18

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:18

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

48:31

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

47:51

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

47:49

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

47:06

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a headed pass.

45:24

Attempt missed. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

45:03

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:03

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman replaces James McClean.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

41:09

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:07

Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:22 Booking

Booking Medo (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:11

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:11

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

39:36

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jean Beausejour.

38:44

Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McClean.

35:52

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

33:31

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordi Gómez following a set piece situation.

33:05

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:05

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

30:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross following a set piece situation.

29:50

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

29:50

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:35

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Zat Knight.

23:51

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:05

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a corner.

22:41

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Martyn Waghorn.

22:10 Booking

Booking Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:03

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

22:03

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:19

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

19:52

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Wigan Athletic).

19:52

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:36

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

18:14

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a fast break.

17:24

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

17:23

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Perch.

16:27

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Wheater.

15:19

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

13:36

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:36

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

10:34

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

10:34

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:11

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

6:11

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:27

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

5:26

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a headed pass.

4:57

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

2:18

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Medo tries a through ball, but Liam Trotter is caught offside.

0:15

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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